I would suggest that screen size has nothing to do with it. I can zoom out to see the entire world. iPhoto09 in Mountain Lion.
For what it's worth, I'm in the same boat as Dave. I cannot zoom out to see all continents. I'm on a rMBP 15" in native resolution.
Maybe it has to do with how widespread your tags are? Mine are all in the US so maybe that's key to the zoom level?
Mine are all in the UK.
When I had Mountain Lion I could zoom out like Dave. Now on Mavericks I only see the US when zoomed all the way out.
What OS are you on lsquare?
Odd. I can zoom out and see only so much, not all of the world.
The other thing I just noticed is that all my country names are in their native language and script, but I notice other's aren't. How do I change that??
EDIT: figured it out, the pref is in Apple Maps under View>Labels>Always Show in English.
And I also discovered that the zoom out only goes as far as iPhoto's; seems to be an Apple Maps thing which would explain why ML is different. And I hate Apple Maps...wish I could use Google.
My left pane hasn't been minimized. I just didn't include it in the screenshot.Is it possible to minimize the left pane where it shows places and faces so that the map expand and show more?
I'm on ML. Not tried it in Mavericks yet.When I had Mountain Lion I could zoom out like Dave. Now on Mavericks
Rob, I'm not sure if I completely understand you or not, but are you experiencing the same thing as me?
Yes; what you see is the farthest out I can zoom. And that is the farthest out in Apple Maps you can zoom, which is what iPhoto (and Aperture) use to display places.
It's Yet Another good reason to switch to Lightroom, which uses Google mapping. Here's what it looks like in LR 5:
Just tried it in Mavericks, and I can still zoom all the way out as before. However, I'm using iPhoto 09(v8). Perhaps that has something to do with it.